Sometimes life is like a ‘fixer upper house’ you just bought. There are so many things that require attention, one hardly knows where to start fixing it up. And you know it is going to take a long time.
But, in ten years, you will be 39 with or without the effort to fix it up. So JUST START working on some aspect and let time be your ally. None of us achieve a ‘perfect’ life, but with dilligent work, life can be much better.
First things first. God always comes first. Mass every Sunday, more if you can, Frequent confession. Time for prayer everyday. We have to make the effort to keep our heart and mind OPEN to God.
Second, IMO, we must generate our own POSITIVE ATTITUDE. People get turned off by those who constantly whine. People respond to those who display a positive attitude. Given that we do have God First in our life, developing a positive attitude will become easier.
Third, get a better education. I went to night school at the local Community College for years. It took a lot of effort, but I devoted the time and studied and I got my Associates’ Degree in 9 years and eventually my Bachelor degree 22 years after I took my first course. The more I learned the better I felt about myself and my prospects.
God First. Positive Attitude. Best efforts over time. Life is indeed a journey. An adventure.
GO FOR IT !!